Solar Eclipse

For a while it appeared that we would not see much during today’s partial solar eclipse. However, about halfway through the event around the maximum extent of the moon’s coverage of the sun, the clouds started breaking up and I was able to grab some photos. Of course even when partially blocked, the sun is still very bright, so in order to keep the sun from blowing things out to the point where it was not possible to see the eclipse, the surrounding sky was had to be drastically under exposed, leading to these low key images that almost look like they were taken at night rather than near midday. In some of the photos, a corona is visible due to the light refracted through small water droplets making up the clouds.

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